Maceo Plex is a Cuban-American DJ, techno music producer and DJ Awards winner, raised in Dallas and Miami. He is best known for his diverse production style, which is influenced primarily by house and by techno but also elements of electro and tech house.
He is a longtime performer in many of Ibiza’s top clubs, including the now-closed Space and Amnesia, and since 2016 has hosted his own club night, Mosaic by Maceo, throughout the summer in Pacha.
To explain the evolutionary process behind Maceo’s upcoming we must travel back to 1993, to the beginning of his creativity. At the start, Maceo was intrigued by a pair of circular shaped objects designed for holding discs created from vinyl that produced vibrations resulting in sound and music.
Soon he began conjuring up mixes of techno, electro, and house music that quickly gained him popularity within the early 90’s rave culture. But in 1997, while heavily influenced by the sounds of other modern funk theorists such as Model 500, Kenny Larkin, Idjut Boyz, Convextion, etc… Maceo began experimenting with hardware modules containing knobs and keys to form his early musical compositions. Seduced by the sounds of techno & electro, Maceo grew into a technologically advanced being later to be known by various names such as Mariel Ito or Maetrik.
After many years of prolific works on such labels as Treibstoff, Dumb Unit, Cocoon, Audiomatique, Modern Love, Mothership, to name a few…Maceo aka Maetrik travelled the world playing in some of the best clubs such as Rex, Cocoon, Fabric, Womb, etc… Now in 2010 Maceo has begun to strip back some of his robotic body armor known as Maetrik in order to expose a more musical and groove based side the world has not seen yet.
The profound change has taken Maceo Plex from the complex and dark life in America to his current homebase of Valencia, Spain. The sunny and relaxed atmosphere has been quite useful to Maceo in his lengthy inward journey that is very apparent in his music.
After a much needed retreat into the funky sounds of Parliament Funkadelic, Moodymann, Atjazz, Isolee, and Luomo, Maceo has finally completed his transormation and is shining brighter than the star Sirius….and his newest musical output reflects his radiation in a variety of beautiful colors.
Best Maceo Plex Songs
Today we compiled a short and sweet list of our most favorite Maceo Plex songs. So grab your high quality headphones and dive into the dark side. Enjoy!